MEMBER UPDATE: April 6, 2020

Province Offers One-time Financial Assistance During School and Child Care Closures

Today, the Provincial Government offered direct financial support to parents while Ontario’s schools and child care centres remain closed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Support for Families initiative offers a one-time $200 payment per child (0 to 12 years of age), and $250 for those 0 to 21 years of age with special needs.

Families can complete a simple online application at Ontario's Support for Families web page to access this financial support. Parents receiving Support for Parents payments through direct deposit will be automatically eligible for this financial support and do not need to submit a new application.

Through this initiative the government is providing over $300 million in relief to parents across Ontario as part of Ontario's Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19.